Even if a company has created and published their own job posts before, this is nothing compared to the process of writing and publishing immigration ads. These are a crucial part of the PERM application process and are not something that most businesses will be familiar with. Therefore, these companies will have two options available to them once they decide that they want to hire a foreign employee and are about to begin the PERM process.
They can either struggle to do it by themselves and navigate through a very complex system that involves numerous government agencies or they can rely on a professional immigration advertising agency to handle it for them. Here are some of the biggest reasons why the best choice would be to let a team of professionals handle it and make the PERM process significantly easier.
Lower Cost to Complete the Process
No one wants to have to spend a fortune whenever they hire a new employee, even if it is a very skilled worker from another country. Therefore, they need to find a way to complete the PERM process for as little money as possible. This is especially important for a smaller company that does not have a big budget to work with.
Luckily, this is something that a professional agency can help with. This is because the agency is going to have already existing professional connections within the media industry. Therefore, when it comes time to try and get the immigration labor advertising published, they will already know who the best people are to deal with. So right off the start, they are saving the company money by minimizing the amount of time that it takes to arrange and book a media spot.
However, they also provide companies with savings in a much more obvious way as well. Since these agencies will work with a lot of the same media outlets numerous times every year, they are likely going to be able to receive discounts on the media spots in exchange for their repeat business. These savings are then going to be passed on to the company, which will mean that they are getting their immigration ads published for far cheaper than they would have been able to if they had attempted to handle this process by themselves.
This is especially handy when it comes to the newspaper spots because these will need to be done a couple of different times throughout the PERM process. Therefore, if they are able to get a decent amount of savings per media spot in a specific newspaper, then the total amount of savings passed onto the company will likely be quite significant.
Knowledge of How to Use the State Workforce Agency System
As part of the PERM process, the company is going to need to communicate with their State Workforce Agency, which is actually only one of the multiple government agencies that they will need to be in communication with. This State Workforce Agency is responsible for receiving and processing the state job order, which is a necessary step before proceeding with booking any media spots. Therefore, the faster that this step can be completed, the better that it will be for the company.
Unfortunately, most businesses will have little or no experience working with their State Workforce Agency. This means that they will have no idea as to what exactly they need to be doing when trying to submit their state job order.
Plus, this issue becomes an even larger hurdle to overcome when the company trying to complete this process is a national brand that is not based in the same state as where the job will be located. This is because the State Workforce Agency that needs to be communicated with during this process is the one for the specific state where the job will be done. So even if the company does know its own State Workforce Agency quite well, this will not do them any good when they have to deal with a completely different version of this government organization.
Thankfully, the professional agency will have worked with the relevant State Workforce Agency many different times in the past and will know exactly what steps are required in order to help complete this part of the PERM process. Therefore, they will be able to vastly decrease the amount of time required to get this submitted and processed by the State Workforce Agency and allow the company to continue on with the next step in the PERM process.
More Time to Dedicate to the PERM Process
The process of trying to hire a foreign national is not something that a company can do haphazardly. It requires their full attention and has a very specific deadline that the entire process must be completed by. Otherwise, the application will not be accepted and the entire process will need to be started all over again. This would be absolutely devastating to any company, which is why they want to do everything that they can to help ensure that it does not happen.
However, this can be very difficult when a company is forced to try and complete their normal jobs while also attempting to complete its PERM application. This is because it is a process that can take multiple hours of work and will take at least several weeks in order to completely finish. So being able to perfectly juggle a full-time job while also doing something that they have never done before is not something that comes easy.
Luckily, there is no other full-time job for agencies, since helping companies with their immigration labor advertising is literally their full-time job. This is what allows them to dedicate a far greater portion of their time to help a client complete this application process. Plus, as previously mentioned, these agencies are quite experienced with this process, which allows them to significantly cut back on the amount of time that it takes to complete. Therefore, they are able to complete it in an accurate and timely manner much easier than any company would be able to if trying to do it on their own.